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Mall of America, the largest shopping center in the country, recently announced that it won’t open on Thanksgiving Day so that mall employees can spend time with family and friends.

In the last few years, the Mall of America and many other retailers have stayed open on Thanksgiving for shoppers who want to get an early start on Black Friday deals and steals.

Mall of America’s decision has been described as bold, but there are plenty other retailers doing the same this year!

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The folks at put together a list of stores that will be taking Thanksgiving Day off, which includes these major retailers:

  • A.C. Moore
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (select locations)
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Burlington
  • Costco
  • Dillard’s
  • GameStop
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Von Maur

See the full list, which will be updated frequently, at

Mike Timmermann, |